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  • When you visit a place, it is equally important to eat the best food out there because eventually stomach satisfaction is also important. So, to have the most delicious food of the place with the best of the ambience, we have some of the restaurants in Penang which will definitely excite your taste buds.

    It is one of the best restaurants in Malaysia with a soothing captivating beauty and beautiful atmosphere. You will love the décor of this restaurant and it serves amazing cuisines that look delicious and taste awesome. As suggested by the name itself, the grills here should surely be tried.

    The ambience of the sea makes the atmosphere calm and beautiful that you will love to dine in there. There is a huge variety of food available in the menu and you can choose what fits your taste buds better.

    Here are some of the best restaurants in Penang:

  • 01Kebaya at Seven Terraces

    Basking in a redefined Anglo Chinese ambience of Seven Terraces is Kebaya, the newest restaurant to hit the Chinese culinary circle. Much of its profound character still remains throughout the space, evident from its specially- refined antiques to the delicately-carved furniture’s. It is this sense of nostalgia that welcomes you at the door. The rest of your journey will derive from Kebaya’s classic Indo and Chinese menu, all prepared in contemporary French cooking techniques.

     

     Highlights: The restaurant make use of its innovative cooking methods using traditional Malaysian flavor profiles, Vietnamese lightness, Thai spiciness, and traditional French cooking styles.

     Location: Located on Stewart Lane under the roof of the city’s prettiest Anglo-Chinese boutique hotel.

     Cost for Two: Approximately ranges from 100 MYR to 250 MYR.

  • 02Feringgi Grill

    Flatter your taste buds in the best restaurant in Malaysia, situated in a resort with blissful ambiance for those who love to dine while looking at the calm blue sea. The décor of the place will captivate you in its calm and soothing beauty while you zest over your favorite dishes.

     

     Highlights: Awarded the ‘best restaurant’ by the Malaysian Tourism Board and also rated among the 101 best hotel/restraints in the world. Feringgi Grill serves an amazing option of cuisines, buffet is  a  must try as the spread consists of  chef’s special menu. As the name suggests, it’s a grill house, hence the grilled and the smoked items are a must try.

     Location: Crowned on the Shangri-la’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, the place overlooks the beautiful blue sea and beautiful in house pools.

     Opening Hours:

     ?        07:00 AM to 10:30 AM for breakfast (The Rasa Wing only for guests)

    ?       06:30 PM to 10:30 PM for dinner

     Cost for Two: Approximately 500 MYR

  • 0332 At The Mansion

    If you want a relaxing meal by the sea, then, this is perfect for you. The restaurant is set up in a glamorous 1920s Italian villa situated by the sea. The mid-twenties styling and the classy retro ambiance elevates the dining experience. The place also houses a lounge for cocktails and per-dinner drinks.

     

    Highlights: The unique styling adds to the charm and the dining experience. The place also has a variety of items to choose from its western menu - a soupcon of Asian dishes to choose from and a bar that boasts a luxuriant menu of old and modern day wine. However, if you are a pork lover then you will miss it in the menu.

     Location:  32 At The Mansion is located at the 32 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah at the North Cost.

     Opening Hours:

    ?       12:00 noon to 3:00 PM

    ?       07:00 PM to 11:00 PM

     Cost for Two: Approximately 500 MYR

     

  • 04Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant

     Exhibiting the flawless panoramic view of the World Heritage City and its port, Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant unveils the one of a kind revolving restaurant and open air sky bar.  The DJ pumps the place with the best collection of hip-hop beats under the open air sky bar. It’s the perfect atmosphere for those who love food, drinks and music.

     

    Highlights:  The place is a hit among the people because of its revolving bar and restaurant which serves the best dinner buffet in the open air seating arrangement. This place also offers one of the best nightlife in the town.

     Location:  Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant sits on the Bayview Hotel, Gorgetown at 25-A, Lebuh Farquhar George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

     Opening Hours:

    ?       4:00 PM to 01:00 AM

    ?       04:00PM to 02:00 AM (for public events)

     Cost for Two: Approximately 700 MYR

     

  • 05Shangri-La Rasa Sayang

    Under the shelter of lush green trees sits this beautiful and calm resort. The resort is beautified with the traditional Malaysian artifacts and architecture reflecting the beauty of the Malaysian culture. It’s the perfect getaway for those who want to relax by the nature and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings. To add on to its beauty, this place also has a number of pools and shacks for a calm and relaxing time.

     

     Highlights:  Shangri-La Rasa Sayang has a famous spa and mini golf course for those who appreciate spending their time wisely. The resort also houses award winning restraint for a lovely dining  experience.

     Location:  Located at the Batu Ferringhi Main Road, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 Batu Feringgi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

     Cost for Two: Approximately starting from 850 MYR

     

  • 06David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terrace

     Build during colonial times, this restaurant has a classic British touch to it.  Located amidst the green plantation on a hilltop, it provides a perfect tranquil atmosphere. The restaurant is furnished with old Victorian furniture which adds to the charm of the place proving it as a typical British Style restaurant.

     

     Highlights:  Enjoy the delicious Steaks, Chops and hors d'oeuvres. If you love to relish deserts then David Brown's Restaurant offers a nice variety of fresh puddings and pies.

     Location: David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terrace is located at Strawberry Hill Penang Hill, Malaysia.

     Timing: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

     Cost for Two: Approximately 500 MYR

     

     

     

  • 07The Spice Market Café

     Dining outdoor in the cool breeze of the sea or sitting on the amazing wooden deck and flair your appetite. The café is covered with the tall canopy of lush green trees beside the beach. It’s the perfect place to relax and have your meal. The ambiance of the place is graced with the lovely limber interiors which gives it a lovely sylvan look.

     

     Highlights:  The café offers a 6-in-1 International spread of buffet which is available from Sunday to Thursday. Mondays and Tuesdays run a special discount on the delicious buffet. The place specializes in  authentic Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Western cuisines.

     Location:  Spice Market café is located in the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang

     Timing:  06:00 AM to 11:00 PM

     Cost for Two: Approximately 400 MYR 

  • 08Healy Mac's Irish Bar & Restaurant

     Typical Irish country bar with a large variety of malts and ales along with mouth watering western food, now that’s Healy Mac's Irish Bar for you. This Irish Owned bar exhibits its ethicality in each nook and corner. The complete place is furnished with timber giving it a classic county touch. Iron ceiling bars and lamps give this place a gothic touch. Apart from the old school charm, the place also is well equated with technology. There are projectors and flat screen to enjoy a game with your friends over some beer.

    Highlights:  It’s a great place to grab a beer and have a nice conversation with friends. The Australian beef burger, spring roll and fried sausages are among the must have of this place. If you are a pork lover then the 1.3 Kg pork knuckles will win your heart, as it the most famous dish of this place.

     Location:  3A-G9 & 10, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

     Timing:  11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

     Cost for Two: Approximately 400 MYR 

  • 09Matsu at Lone Pine Hotel

     If you want to try the best Japanese food in Malaysia then this is the place for you. Mastu is the in-house restaurant for Lone Pine Hotel specializes in Japanese cuisines. Despite being a fusion restaurant, one can always find a distinctive Japanese touch. There is an option to dine on the balcony and enjoy the delightful view. None the, less the places has an impeccable pine wood furnishing.

     Highlights:  If you ever get a chance to visit Matsu, then, you should try the special Yakimono, which is a charcoal grill dish. You can also try the famous Shokado Bento and Salmon Sashimi.

     Location: Located at Lone Pine Hotel

     Timing:  06:00 PM to 11:00 PM

      Cost for two: Approximately 300 MYR

     

  • 10The View

    Choose from the 5 delicious dining options which offers both International and Local style of buffet spreads. The restaurant has a mesmerizing view of the coastline which adds on to the beauty of the place. Despite serving multi-cuisine, the restaurant specializes in French and Mediterranean dishes.

     Highlights:  Enjoy the lovely La Carte Lunch which is served daily. One should try the spread of cold seafood which includes oysters, large prawns and scallops.

     Location: The Hotel Equatorial Penang, 1 Jalan Bhukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, 11900 Penang

     Timing: 

    Lunch from Monday to Friday: 12noon to 02:30 PM

    Dinner from Monday to Saturday: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

    The place remains closed on Sundays and public holidays.

     Cost for Two: Approximately 300 to 400 MYR 


Attractions

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Turtle Beach

Located in Pulau Perhentian Besar Island or Big Perhentian Island, Turtle Beach, as the name indicates, is famous for its sea turtle preservation and wildlife reserves.

Highlights – During the night hours (from 9PM to 5AM), green turtles are seen coming and laying their eggs on the shores. You can volunteer with various groups to help in incubation of these eggs. This is the widely preferred island amongst all the islands found in Perhentian Island. Snorkelling, scuba diving and sea turtle watching are some of the great experiences that you can get from here. Perfect spot for families and honymooners.

Location – Perhentian Island.

Timings – March to October.

Price – Water taxis are available to this island at RM50 to RM70.
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Penang National Park

Penang National Park was previously popular as the Pantai cheh Forest Reserve. This beautiful site is a known to house 143 fauna species and 417 flora species.

Highlights:
 Located at the north western tip of the Penang island, the Penang National Park acquired the status of a National Park in the April of 2003. It is the first protected area that is legally gazetted under the Malaysia's National Park Act of 1980. You can carry out a range of activities at the Penang National Park. These include the jungle trekking, boat trips, canopy walkaway, camping and visiting the Monkey beach

Location: Penang National Park is located at Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, Jalan Hassan Abbas, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, 11050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Timings: You can visit the park from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM on any day of the week.

Price: Entry to the Penang National Park is free of Price.
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Penang War Museum

Penang War Museum was basically a fort which was built by the British in the 1930s. At present, this fort has been transformed into a museum which was opened for the public in 2002. This structure has been tagged as Southeast Asia’s largest war museum. Penang War Museum is also known as Muzium Perang Pulau Pinang. The beauty of this place is the presence of historical artifacts like cannons and underground military tunnels.

Location:
The Penang War Museum is situated in Bukit Batu Maung.
 
Highlights: The Penang War Museum has ammunition bunkers which are located nine meters below the surface. There are some tunnels which lead to the sea. The tourists can also check out gun emplacements, cookhouses and other interesting structures.

Best Time: The museum is open for the public on all days from 09:00 – 19:00.

Price: The entrance fee is RM15 for Malaysians and RM30 (USD9) for foreigners.


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Little India in Penang

Little India in Penang is basically an ethnic Indian enclave. There is an old Hindu temple called the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. One can easily sense a resemblance after entering the market streets. The tourists might feel that they have entered any market in Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai. The cuisine in Little India is quite famous. This region is also known for its cultural and commercial activities.

Location: Little India is situated at the centre of Penang Heritage zone. It covers an area around three streets namely, Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Pasar.


Highlights: During the festival times like Christmas, Deepavali and Thaipusam, this area gets more vibrant and lively. The tourists can hop on a trishaw from Georgetown to reach little India. One can also rent a scooter or motorbike to cover different sections of this area.

Best Time: One can visit this area anytime.

Price: No Fee.


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Penang Bird Park

The Penang Bird Park is the largest bird sanctuary in Malaysia. This park was built in 1988 which is home to over 300 species of birds. One can easily spot tiny exotic sunbirds along with kingfishers in this sanctuary. There are gigantic eight-feet tall ostriches which are also present in this area. The birds are offered an amazing natural habitat which makes Penang Bird Park a perfect enclosure.

Location: Penang Bird Park is located in Seberang Jaya.



Highlights:
Tourists can spot mandarin ducks, storks, swans, pelicans and flamingos in Penang Bird Park. The whole area has an interesting setup which looks attractive. There are Chinese-style wooden bridges along with natural ponds. Penang Bird Park also has a fine range of plants ranging from lilies, lotus and palm trees.

Best Time: This bird sanctuary is open daily between 9am- 7pm.

Price: The ticket price for adults is RM 38. For children, the ticket price is RM 20.


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Clan Jetties

A part of the Penang heritage trail, Clan jetties is a conglomeration of six jetties. It was one of the last Chinese settlements on the island which is still home to various Chinese clans. The name of every jetty has been kept after a Chinese clan. The place offers plenty of Kodak moments to visitors, especially the Chew jetty.

Location: The Clan jetties are located straight down from Lebuh Chulia at Pengkalan Weld Quay.

Highlights: Tourist friendly aura and stilt houses await the keen eye of travelers. There is a temple which is worth watching. None of the people here pay any taxes to this day as they contend that they are not living on land. The place has a rich history associated with its existence.

Best time: Be wary of the fact that people still live here. So travelling here during the evenings is best for clicking best shots.

Price: No entry fee.

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Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

The Penang Tropical Fruit Farm is an exemplary proof of Malaysia’s 370 species of edible fruits which include some very exotic ones too that entice even the fussiest eaters. The fruit farm preserves the green heritage of Malaysia. It contributes to the future generations as plantation of local as well as fruits from around the world is done at these farms.

Location: The Penang Tropical Fruit Farm is located at Jalan Teluk Bahang in George Town, Malaysia.

Highlights: The farm sprawls across an area of 25 acres. More than 250 types of tropical and sub-tropical fruits are planted here. The quality of plantation and the dedication of the workers here contribute to the fruitful results, literally. You are most welcome to relish the taste of numerous tropical fruits.

Best time: The farm opens daily between 9 to 6 PM. A breezy day will be best to travel.

Price: 10 RM for adults and free for children.


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Tanjung Bungah Beach

Half an hour drive from Georgetown sits this beautiful beachside in the suburb of Tanjung Bungah. Despite being a sleepy fishing village, Tanjung Bungah has become popular among the tourists due it its accessibility from the main and world-class scenic resorts. If you visit Malaysia and want to try the adventure water sports then this place should be on your bucket list as it’s the Mecca of adventure.


 Highlights:  Tourists can explore the famous Tanjung Bungah Market and pay a visit to the Floating mosque. Once can also book a cruise and set on a day expedition to the Blue Whale sighting location.  If you are an adventure junkie then there are lots of adventure lined up for you, there are water sport activity which happens through the year.

 Location: It is located in the suburbs of Penang, in the northeast Penang Island.

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Pulau Kendi Beach

There is nothing more refreshing than swimming in the sea water and enjoying the sunlight on your face. Now, explore this beautiful island Pulau Kendi on the southwestern tip of Penang island. If you love to be a little isolated and enjoy the pristine view of nature than you should definitely visit this beach. The best thing about this beach is that you can have a wonderful swim without the fear of jellyfish.

 

Highlights: Explore this isolated island and enjoy the steep hills and the dense forest. The most interesting thing about this place is that there are scores of tiny idols hidden at the most secrective crevice, on the steepest slope.This beach is the best for snorkelling.Because of its serene water there are many coral reefs you will find in this beach.

 Best Season: October to March

 Location: Southwestern tip of Penang island, Gertak Sanggul.

 

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Teluk Bahang Beach

Planning to have some excitement with your family and friends then head out to this gorgeous beach Teluk Bahang  in Penang and enjoy the rocky and the shady surroundings of the beach. This place is the perfect getaway for you as it is a bit isolated from the huge crowds which we usually find in the beaches.

 

 Highlights: If you are a nature lover then this is the best place for you as it is the home of Penang Butterfly Farm. You can enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape and also go on the trekking after  enjoying a sunbath. You can also enjoy the mouthwatering seafood which is served there in the restaurants.

 Best Season: May to October

 Location: North western tip of the Island Penang.

 

 

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Penang National Park Hike

Need to explore the nature in its pristine form? One surely has to visit Penang National Park which is spread across 2,563 hectares. This national park was officialised in April 2003 and consists of lowland forests, sandy beach habitats and some open coastal seas. The hike trail in this area is counted as the best activity. It mostly starts from Teluk Bahang and covers the hilly terrain that can reach up to a height of 75 metres.



Highlights: During the hiking session one can visit the fishing village, Pantai Kerachut and even Muka Head which are the prime locations that possess natural marvels.

Location: This National Park is situated near North-western Penang Island. The park entrance is located at Teluk Bahang which is approx. 30 minutes from Georgetown.

Best Time: 7:30 am- 6:00 pm on all days.

Price: One needs to register at the park office where they can access various services like camping, bird watching etc at different prices.
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Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi is a popular town in Penang. The reason for its popularity is due to its seaside location. This region is popular for its classic hotels and tourist resorts. Golden Sands Resort and Shangri-La’s Sayang Resort & Spa have supreme facilities for the visitors. The sandy beaches are the main attraction of Batu Ferringhi. The tourists can access a number of beach sports and water sports in this region.



Location: Batu Ferringhi Beach is situated in North-east Penang Island.

Highlights: The Batu Ferringhi Beach is well known for jet-skiing, parasailing, deep sea fishing and water skiing. The fish spa service in this area is very relaxing. Batu Ferringhi Beach has a wonderful climate that would surely people the visitors mind & soul.

Best Time: The perfect time to visit this area is in the evening when all activities are available for the visitors.

Price: There is no visiting charge to enter this beach.
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Penang Khoo Khongsi

You can call Penang Khoo Khongsi as the largest clan temple in the country. This monument was built to mark the dominance of Chinese in Penang. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The architecture of this temple is mind blowing which has retained its beauty till date.

Location: Penang Khoo Khongsi is located in the oldest part of Georgetown, Penang.



Highlights: The temple has different sections which are decorated in interesting ways. There is an association building along with a traditional theatre which is attached to the temple. The main entrance of Penang Khoo Khongsi is very vibrant. The hallway consists of ancient monuments which are wonderfully carved.

Best Time: Penang Khoo Khongsi opens daily. The visitors and tourists can visit the temple between 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.

Price: The entry ticket for adults is RM 10 and the entry fee for children is RM 1.


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Pantai Kerachut Beach

Ever wondered how the  baby turtles crawl out of their shells in the quartz veins and igneous rocks. Then pack your bags and leave for this wonderful Pantai Kerachut located in Penang National Park. Along with its breathtaking landscape, this beach serves as the nesting ground for the green turtle, olive ridley turtle and hawksbill turtle. This is one of the most popular beaches in Penang.For nature lovers this place is the best as you can have a view of the monitor lizards, crabs, stork-billed kingfishers and mouse deers.

 

 Highlights:  If you are planning to enjoy your weekend in the serene atmosphere than this beach is the perfect getaway for you and your friends as you can enjoy basking in the sun in the white sand of  the beach.Pantai Kerachut is said to be the home to one of the  four meromictic lakes in Asia which is a combination of freshwater and seawater

 Best Season: November to February.

 Location: Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park.

 

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Escape Theme Park Penang

In this fast paced world today, there is a big dearth of natural surroundings for kids to play around. This is where Escape Theme Park, Penang comes as a refreshing surprise for you. Replete with many fun and exciting rides in a natural setting for adults and kids, Escape Theme Park promises you unlimited fun and excitement.



Highlights
– Rides in a natural setting, winner of “Certificate of Excellence” from Tripadvisor for 2014 & 2015. Provides ultimate safety to kids and protects environment.

Location
– Teluk Bahang, Malaysia.

Activities
– Atan’s Leap, Monkey Business, Go Ape, Gecko Tower, Tubby Racer, Zoom Bug, Foxy Burrow, Tots Trail, Discovery Dig Tunnel, Greenie Program, Learning House, Serambi etc.

Price
– RM50 for kids aged between 4 and 12, RM72 for kids aged between 13 and 60, free for senior citizens and kids aged below 3 years.

Timings
– 9AM to 6PM from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays, except on public holidays.
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Penang Hill Train

 The Penang Hill Train or Penang Hill Funicular Railway is a rail service that helps people travel to the top of the Penang Hill that holds a marvelous scenic beauty. The Funicular Railway was remodeled and re-opened in 2011.



Highlights: Rapid Penang bus 204 is the only bus service that takes people to the Penang Railway Station. This bus service starts from Penang Jetty and crosses Esplanade to reach KOMTAR bus station and at last Penang Hill. During this route the tourists can also view the big temple at Kek Lok Si.

Location: Penang Hill Train is situated in Air Itam, Penang Island. There is a walking route of 5 Km which starts from Botanical Gardens and reaches the top of the Penang Hill.

Best Time: First train at 6:30am, while the last train at 11:00 pm on all days.

Price: Adult- 3RM, Children- 3RM and different prices for students and senior citizens.

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